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Museo di San Marco

Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
39 55 238 8608
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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
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"fra angelico"
in 252 reviews
"monks' cells"
in 48 reviews
"former monastery"
in 19 reviews
"girolamo savonarola"
in 15 reviews
"dominican monastery"
in 15 reviews
"last supper"
in 27 reviews
"illuminated manuscripts"
in 14 reviews
"monastic life"
in 10 reviews
"wonderful frescoes"
in 11 reviews
"early renaissance"
in 16 reviews
"religious art"
in 15 reviews
"first floor"
in 22 reviews
"upper floor"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful museum"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
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"well worth the visit"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

San Marco Piazza is very popular among local people and the tourists. Museum is built in Toscany style and is interesting to visit for at least 1 hour.

Thank LechBK
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is still a Dominican Convent for a few monks, but the main Convent and courtyard is now a museum. Fra Angelico was a monk here in the 15th century. The lunettes in the courtyard are later but there is still a beautiful Crucifixion fresco...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't love this place, although it probably doesn't help that I had just left seeing the David statue when I visited. The monk living spaces were interesting to see (very small) and there was a small library with incredibly old books on display. I...More

Thank Nick O
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a real hidden gem, north of the Academia. Built by Cosimo de Medici (Lorenzo's grandfather), the Dominican monastery of San Marco was the power base of Savanarola. A visit feels like a trip to the past as one wanders through the dormitories of...More

Thank Fredsviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though near the Accademia , not many tourists are visiting this splendid museum , home to many masterpieces by Beato Angelico , whose Annunciazione , which appears to you on top of the staircase , is really breathtaking . Not to mention the many...More

Thank drvelo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As noted, the Museum is very close to the Accademia, and in my opinion is a transcendent experience. No one painted like Fra Angelico, with his extraordinary colors. Paintings on the ground level, then at the top of the stairs to the first level is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My second favorite museum in Florence. A must for lovers of Fra AAngelico and those interested in Florentine history.

Thank eleakbarnes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All churches in Italy seem to be fabulous and full of treasures, paintings and statuary. This is no exception and is well worth the short walk from the Accademia.

Thank grolydmd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must go there.. reserve in advance. It's very rare to be able to visit a monastery. Each cell of the monks is decorated with a fresco..One of my favourite in Firenze

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is about a half hour walk from the heart of Florence (Duomo)--up hill. Walk through the old roman gates and on up. You will go by Michael Angelo's square. Take in the views. We took the long way home along Belvedere down through Fort...More

Thank Michael G
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The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
...More
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Joanna H
23 May 2018|
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Response from elona84shima | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the period. There are not too long queues in general.
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Genevieve S
21 April 2015|
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Response from AlessandroFlorence |
Free tours in English usually run on Wednesday anf friday at 12.30 pm (no reservation required). Schedule can occasionally change. You could call the museum the day before your visit.
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